Body mass index reference values (mean and SD) for Japanese children
Article first published online: 12 OCT 2007
©2007 The Author(s)/Journal Compilation © 2007 Foundation Acta Pædiatrica/Acta Pædiatrica
Volume 96, Issue 11, pages 1674–1676, November 2007
How to Cite
Inokuchi, M., Matsuo, N., Anzo, M. and Hasegawa, T. (2007), Body mass index reference values (mean and SD) for Japanese children. Acta Paediatrica, 96: 1674–1676. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2007.00490.x
- Issue published online: 12 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 12 OCT 2007
- Received 4 March 2007; revised 5 June 2007; accepted 26 July 2007.
- BMI reference values;
- Cross-sectional study;
- Growth curve;
The aim of this study was to derive the mean and ±1, 2 and 2.5 SD body mass index (BMI) reference ranges as a supplement to the BMI centile reference values published previously for the same group of Japanese children. It is based on 14 012 boys and 13 781 girls of 1.5–18.5 years of age as studied in 1978–1981. The LMS method was utilized for the study.
Conclusions: The BMI-SD reference values and charts presented have appropriately reflected the age-dependent skewed distribution of BMI values, and could be a useful tool in growth and nutritional evaluation of Japanese children.